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cuts known as the sequester. >> how should the cuts come from the military? >> this is armed civilians, it will be catastrophic. lance armstrong is refusing to reveal what he knows about doping. the cyclist will not be interviewed under oath. they could become the latest high-tech craze. >> the new google glasses that allow you to snap photos with a blink of an eye. this guy after being rescued from an avalanche couldn't help but smile. >> the new official white house portrait of first lady michelle obama. >> if we could put eye lashes on you you'd look so sexy. >> it feels so right to me. >> a former senator now admitting he had a secret love child with the daughter of another former senator. >> when did the senate become "the jerry springer show." >> on "cbs this morning." >> a woman called 911 and
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because she ran out of cigarettes. >> hello? >> hello, i need some cigarettes. >> you don't see me calling 911 because i run out of jokes do you? not anymore, anyway. welcome to "cbs this morning." dangerous storm is threatening more than 30 million people in the midwest. it could be the worst weather to hit the region in two years, already there are near whiteout conditions in colorado one of 18 states under a winter storm warning or advisory. people in kansas are being urged to stay off the roads. state offices have been closed until tomorrow morning. one person has been killed in a storm-related crash in oklahoma. to the west, it snowed in tucson, arizona. look at this the world golf championship match play tournament was suspended, blizzard warnings were posted in parts of arizona. cbs news weather consultant david bernard is tracking it all. david, good morning. >> good morning, norah.
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we have a big mess in the midwest as you've been alluding to. here's what it looks like on the radar this morning. the bright white are heavy snow squalls moving across wichita and that snow is just ready to move into kansas city where it's going to snow hard it looks like for about the entire day. our forecast models are showing that snow pivoting from the southwest to the northeast as we go throughout the morning and the afternoon hours, so wichita will see improvements late today, but northeast kansas and most of missouri we're going to be looking at heavy snowfall for the next at least 12 hours and how much more snow? look at this purple area anywhere in here we could be talking about maybe a foot maybe a little bit more than that. the snow rates are incredible this morning they're one to two inches per hour and it could snow like that for the next 6 to 12 hours in some locations. we don't want to forget about folks in the south from houston to new orleans the southern end of this storm, there's the potential for severe weather as we head later on into today. so it's bad news in the short term for travel but the good
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news is we have severe drought in the farmland areas of the midwest and this moisture is greatly needed and going to be greatly appreciated. >> david bernard thank you. major developments in the murder case of the so-called blade runner oscar pistorius. bombshell has been revealed about the lead investigator and this morning nike announced it's suspending its deal with pistorius. emma hurd is at the courthouse in pretoria south africa good morning. >> reporter: charlie and norah this is the latest bizarre twist in the bail hearing. cbs news can reveal the murder charges were reinstated against the lead detective back on february 4, well before he became involved in the case of oscar pistorius. now the detective was recalled to the stand today briefly to clarify some of his testimony, but the case against him wasn't even mentioned. as the prosecution and the defense put forward their closing arguments in this bail
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application, a revelation from outside the courtroom that's rocked this case. the news that the lead investigating officer in the fatal shooting of reeva steenkamp is facing seven charges of attempted murder. he gave evidence yesterday against oscar pistorius is accused of being drunk in a government vehicle when he allegedly opened fire at a mini bus taxi with two other officers back in 2011. the charges were withdrawn but have since been reinstated raising questions about the credibility of the detective who, under cross-examination, was forced to admit he'd made several mistakes in the pistorius case. this morning, south africans are shocked by the latest twist. >> well our police service seem to be very corrupt and not very efficient at what they do. >> reporter: the prosecution's arguing that the athletes should remain in custody for premeditated murder but pistorius' lawyers say the evidence doesn't contradict the
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athlete's claims that he thought he was shooting an intruder. his friend, penny komenunene is there to support him. >> only his friends and his faith i think is helping him hold up. >> reporter: it does seem increasingly likely that oscar pistorius will be granted bail. the case against him has been seriously weakened by eded by several police blunders and the prosecutors are trying to show he's a flight risk or poses any sear yes, sir threat so he could be free to await his trial. charlie, norah? >> emma hurd thank you. to washington and the argument over automatic budge ed cuts that could happen next week. poll research in "usa today" finds 40% of americans are willing to see those cuts take effect. government agencies are already sending out warnings while the president and congress are pointing fingers at each other. bill plante is at the white house, good morning.
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>> reporter: good morning and good morning out west. so far there is no give on either side. republicans making it clear that they are determined not to allow more revenue. the president continuing to try to build pressure this morning in a little while, he talks to radio hosts. on wednesday he reached out to local television reporters. >> this is a problem that congress can solve. >> reporter: the president chose a week when members of congress are back in their districts to talk to local television reporters from areas of the country that will face severe hardship if the cuts take place including maryland. this from cbs station wjz in baltimore. >> i'm hoping that while they're back home they're hearing it from their constituents so when they get back here they're ready to do some work. >> reporter: theres aknow reported progress toward averting the $1.2 trillion in automatic across-the-board spending cuts including $46 billion from the military's budget this year. in a letter to congress wednesday, secretary panetta warned "the entire defense civilian workforce" would be
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affected. officials say that means as many as 700,000 of the 800,000 civilians who work for the pentagon. >> this is not a beltway phenomenon. on our civilians it will be catastrophic. >> reporter: civilians like sue ann fallenberg a single mom and administrative assistant at a naval school 3,000 miles away from washington in monterey california. >> i would have to get a part-time job to support my family. >> reporter: she is worryied about the 20% pay cut if she's furloughed or put on involuntary pay one day a week. >> can you reduce the rent for 20%? i can't say that. >> reporter: and it's not just cuts to the pentagon dozens of agencies including the fbi will also have to make difficult choices. >> the fbi would be in the position of having to evaluate where those reductions can come from, and that may impact in the national security arena. >> reporter: the president will continue in coming days to
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highlight the hardships to individuals and to the public at large if the cuts take place. democrats congressional campaign committee also goes on the offensive today. they will accuse republicans of risking 700,000 jobs in order to protect special interest tax loophols. norah, charlie? zblil is plante thanks. a total disaster, that is what one walmart executive wrote about a plunge in sales. the retail giant is announcing its earnings this morning. it's a bellwether for the nation's economy. rebecca jarvis is here with us. what are they saying about the economy? >> looking backwards walmart had a good christmas, that holiday sales worked out well for them they earned more than wall street was expecting, they came in a little light on sales. however, going forward, that's really the question walmart is considered a bellwether for our overall economy and what they told us this morning is that the payroll tax cut is impacting consumers, that pike that we saw at the beginning of the year
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the 2% hike that takes about $20 out of people's weekly paychecks, that's getting their consumer also gasoline price is up 50 cents in the last month, that's hitting consumers and there's a temporary knock on the consumer because refunds have been delayed. the tax code had to be overhauled as a result of many of the reforms at the end of last year and they're saying their consumer has been hit by delays in the refund checks about $20 billion in refund checks didn't go out on time. >> new information this morning rebecca thank you. the first time the white house is vowing to go after cyber thieves around the world, the obama administration plans fines, penalties and trade sanctions against any government that sponsoring hacking. bob orr is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. we're in the middle of a broad-based cyber asalt. the latest victims are u.s. media companies and social networking sites. in just the last month, apple, facebook twitter and three major u.s. newspapers have all
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reported cyber attacks. e-mail systems have been breached and personal data lost. to cyber spies intent on stealing valuable information. >> there's a lot of evidence that points back to china. >> reporter: kevin mandiant just issued a detailed report claiming most cyber attacks are carried out by teams inside the chinese military. is there proof that the chinese government is sponsoring these attacks? >> it would be hard to imagine in an enclosed society where they monitor internet use they don't notice thousands of attacks coming out of their architecture. >> reporter: mandiant identifies this military headquarters in shanghai as a base of cyber operations. china denies that but when cnn cameras approached the building security guards chased them away. >> drive away drive away, drive away. >> reporter: u.s. officials say cyber hackers each year are stealing $250 billion worth of u.s. trade secrets. now a white house report warned
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"the pace of economic espionage and trade secret theft is accelerating and jeopardizing our status as the world's leader for innovation and creativity." in response the obama administration is promising to pursue increased diplomatic pressure and tougher every forcement of trade policies. in addition to the justice department will seek more prosecutions for trade thefts. cbs national security analyst juan zarate says that won't be easy. >> it is figuring out who is behind the attack and enforce the law, get your hands on the perpetrators that makes it very difficult in cyberspace to bring these types of cases. >> now it's not at all clear just tougher talk from the white house will do very much to curve cyber theft but critics say it's at least a start because frankly for too long chinese hackers have been stealing our lunch money with no fear of punishment. >> bob orr, thanks. breaking news a deadly
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shoot-out on the las vegas strip, three people killed and three more wounded. there was a rolling gun battle between people inside a maserati and an suv. the maserati crashed into a taxi the cab exploded killing its driver and passenger. three other vehicles were involved in the cash. lance armstrong defies the u.s. anti-doping agency again. he won't cooperate with the agency's investigation into performance-enhancing drugs. elaine quijano shows us why armstrong is giving up what may be his last chance to come back to cycling. >> reporter: lance armstrong says he's willing to talk just not to u.s. anti-doping officials. in a statement wednesday his lawyer wrote "lance will not participate in usada's efforts to selectively conduct american prosecutions that only demonize selected individuals." >> he's showing more of that defiance that we've seen in the past and more of that reluctance to work with authorities. >> reporter: it was last month the former cycling champion admitted to oprah winfrey that
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he doped his way to seven tour de france titles. >> i've used this situation as one big lie that i repeated a lot of times. >> reporter: soon after scott pelley spoke with the head of the u.s. anti-doping agency travis tygart, for "60 minutes." >> the impression that armstrong makes in the interview was that he was doping yes, but he was just one of the guys. sguys. >> he was the boss. the evidence is clear he was one of the ringleaders of this conspiracy that pulled off this grand heist that defrauded using tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to frauding millions of sports fans and acela competitors. >> reporter: tygart said confess confessing under oath would be armstrong's chance of possibly having his lifetime ban reduced. until wednesday he thought armstrong would cooperate. >> i'm not surprised in the least bit that lance armstrong
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is not talking to usada right now because he has so many different legal problems that he's entangled in. >> reporter: armstrong faces millions of dollars in lawsuits over his doping scheme. his lawyer says the 41-year-old would still be willing to take part in an international effort to clean up the sport. for "cbs this morning," elaine quijano, new york. >> bill strickland is editor afternoon -at-large at "bicycling" magazine. what did he say to you and why is he not going forward? >> he thought the conditions that he was asked to talk to u usada were going to be restricted to him. he believes the other riders who testified were able to talk informally and then review an affidavit before signing it and lance says the conditions he had were that he would be under oath right away and it would be videotaped and there would be i believe up to five people
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present in the room. >> he's worryied about legal? >> worried about perjurying himself, so for the harm it might give in defense of the other cases but he was also just worried that he said he thought it would be a fact-finding talk at first, and then they could, as the other riders had done review the affidavit. >> bill what does this mean for lance about where he goes from here? what does it mean for him legally? >> legally it's probably a good move as he faces the whistleblower suit there's a suit with sda promotions, they want to you know about $12 million back. there's a libel suit in england he's finishing. talking under oath anywhere is probably a bad idea. it does mean it's probably the end of his competitive career his ambitions to race. >> tell me about his mood. is he angry? does he feel like he's a victim
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or does he somehow feel like he's gathered some new sense of coming forward and telling everybody the truth? >> i think he was frustrated last night. he says he wants to come forward and cooperate with this. he's hoping for, cycling is talking about truth in reconciliation commission which is a term borrowed from a much more serious issue obviously but it's a way of granting amnesty to writers of the bill. >> do you believe that, do you believe that he really does want to tell the truth? >> i think he wants to get past it. i think he's ready just to get past it as a lot of us in cycling are. i think the reaction that i noticed from a lot of insiders we're all disappointed that he wasn't able to talk to usada. >> bill strickland thank you so much. >> thank you. time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe, "the al beer
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can cue journal" reports former new mexico senator pete domenici had a son out of wedlock, the child was born over 30 years ago, he's now a lawyer in nevada. "the "san francisco chronicle"" looks at fish fraud. one-third of the seafood sold nationwide is mislabeled. it founder roars in all of the 21 states it checked. there's no national system to monitor seafood fraud. "the washington post" reports the rush foror biofuels is wiping out america's grasslands. new study says u.s. farmers converted more than 1.3 million acres of grassland into corn and soybean fields between 2006 and 20011, they compare with brazil ma lishia and indonesia. the "wall street journal" has a warning from the fda giving children codeine. the agency says avoid giving it to relieve pain after having
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weather looking good over the financial district in san francisco, sunshine, partly cloudy skies in the bay area but a nice day. it will be dry all day long. a little chilly in spots. down to freezing now into fairfield. 36 in livermore. 37 in san jose. and 46 a little breezy into san francisco. toward the afternoon continuing to see more winds out toward the coastline. highs will be in the 50s and the 60s. passing clouds, dry through the weekend. . >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by the makers of zyrtec. zyrtec. love the air. everybody
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government agents raid the scooter store headquarters after former workers reveal the company's sales tactic to "cbs this morning." >> bulldoze them and get the paperwork done. >> so people could get those wheelchairs. >> mm-hmm yes. >> even if they didn't need them. >> yep. >> jeff glor is at the scene of the raid with new developments. could the next pope be an american? we'll show you which cardinal is getting new attention in rome and which one is being urged to stay home. plus the truth about what really causes arthritis ahead on "cbs this morning."
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. 7:26. i'm frank mallicoat. we have some news headlines for you now. at least three people are dead after a rolling gun battle and five-car crash on the las vegas strip this morning. shots fired between a maserati and suv. they then crashed into a taxi that burst into flames. two home invaders no match for a santa cruz couple. the man and wife took on the men in their home held one suspect for police. the other did get away though. and there's word this morning that major league
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good morning, stall on the bay bridge westbound 80 before treasure island. it was already backed up through the maze. now it's a tight squeeze there towards the pay gates. really all the way up the incline section because of that stall still blocking one lane. elsewhere, san mateo bridge traffic moving fine. actually looks pretty this morning both sides of the span. an accident westbound 92 approaching clawiter. no other details. that's traffic, for your forecast here's lawrence. >> lots of sunshine in most spots. we have a couple of lingering clouds outside but looking good. it will be breezy at times around the bay area especially along the coastline and just inside the bay. and the temperatures, a little cold in spots but not as cold
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as yesterday. down to freezing though now into the napa valley also into fairfield. 37 in san jose. and that degrees a little breezy in san francisco. 45 degrees. this afternoon winds kick up, 50s and 60s at the bay area. dry through the weekend.
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here is why you shouldn't mess around when yoosing a ski lift. earlier this month a teenager was seen hanging onto a chair before plummeting more than 45 feet. apparently he was trying to throw a snowball to the chair in front of him when he fell. he made it out with no serious injuries. welcome back to "cbs this morning." amazing, isn't it? every time you're on a lift you think about that possibility. >> i get nervous on a ski lift but i think he was playing around, but i'm glad he's okay.
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welcome back everybody, to "cbs this morning." remember that story we told you about last week? we had an investigation into the power wheelchair industry. they are reportedly ripping off the government more more than hundreds of today as the nation's largest power wheelchair company remains under investigation. the agents came from the inspector general, fbi, and texas attorney general. they held some workers back for interviews and told others to leave the building immediately and leave their desks alone. this video was taken by one worker inside.
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>> is there any way we can know what's going on? >> we have a federal search warrant. >> reporter: outside employees were handed flyers with contact information for the fbi. as the scooter store known for ids abundant tv ads came. >> if you're living with limited mobility, call the scooter store today. >> reporter: late last year former employees told the company that their main goal was not to help patience. to bulldoze doctors into writing prescriptions to make profits. >> bulldoze them to get the paperwork done. >> reporter: so people could get the wheelchairs. >> yes. >> reporter: even if they didn't need them. >> yep. >> reporter: the issue is they get the prescription before it's determined if the wheelchairs are actually necessary.
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they're finding industrywide, 80% of medicare payments for power chair payments are made in error, most going to people who don't need them or lack prove they need them. from 2009 to 2012 government found the scooter stores overbilled medicare by as much as 108 million dollars. three former scooter store employees told us the company ranked doctors based on whether they'd prescribed chairs and they had a program specifically to get chairs for people that physicians had already deemed inaccessible. brian says they wore doctors call. >> well can you go in and get them to do that. didn't feel right in my heart to do that. >> reporter: who's telling you to do that? >> corporate office. >> reporter: even if you knew they didn't need it. >> mm-hmm. >> reporter: and they had you do
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it. >> they pushed you so hard. >> reporter: last month the scooter store would not agree to an on-camera interview but it said its rigorous internal screening process including a medicare required face-to-face doctor examination diskwal fies 88% of those seeking medicare or private insurance reimbursement for power mobility devices. but now the scrutiny of the nation's largest power year. med cared said they were billed $108 million. so there's been some a settlement.
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that was just a starting point. >> all right. jeff glor, thank you. and 11 american cardinals get to vote for the next pope. that's the second largest voting bloc behind the italians. there's some speculation that one u.s. cardinal is a viable candidate but jim axelrod shows us why tradition and scandal make any american pick a long shot. >> reporter: no one knows for sure who the next pope will be but one thing is for certain. there's not a single american cardinal who wants to sound like he's campaigning for the job. >> could you be the nominee? >> no. that enters into the world of fantasy. >> that's just way too out of the realm of probability. >> i have bought a round trip ticket. >> the old joke is the man who walked into a conclave expecting to be pope walks out a cardinal.
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>> reporter: dennis cody of the national reporter says power is why no american has risen. >> an american president and the pope on the world stage at the same time the world couldn't handle that very well. >> reporter: still the italian media showed cardinal o'malley as someone who might have potential. he speaks flew end spanish and portuguese. >> o'malley is a capuchin. they're known for their lifestyle and their humility and their solidarity with the poor. >> reporter: other american cardinals like roger mahoney of los angeles are tainted by scandal. church files released last month showed ma homie kept the names of priests of sex abuse from police. a petition to request that he not attend next month's papal
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vote has garnered more than 6,000 signatures. when all is said and done no one can predict who the conclave will choose. >> 117 men will walk into the sistine chapel they'll close the doors, they'll seal them and they'll start to talk among themselves. what happens behind those closed doors, we just don't know. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning" this is jim axelrod in north. >> monsignor anthony is here. >> good morning. >> norah has a greeting for you. >> good morn ging, monsignor. >> good morning to you. >> we saw a piece, speculation that there could be an american pope. is that a long shot? >> no, it's not. the field is wide open.
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pope benedict xvi said when he resigned there are pressing questions, urgent questions and the united states is taking it up. i believe that's pretty possible. >> when you talk about americans, certainly cardinal o'malley of boston because he is seen as someone who has cleaned house from the sex abuse scandal, do you think the new pope must be a reformer must have a record of reform when it comes to the sex abuse scandal? >> the sex abuse scandal was a terrible scourge on the church and on the world and certainly we need a leader who will continue to uncover the sexual scandals, deal with them effectively, and remove those who have caused these scandals. certainly someone like cardinal o'malley who has dealt with the crisis in boston head on is needed to take the church forward for the good of the church and the good of the world. >> hue much political trading
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takes place with this in the way they reach a decision until you have to bring factions together and trade back and forth? >> the cardinals are already beginning to talk who should succeed benedict xvi 'em. there are grupgoupings for it. the time now, we're not dealing with the death of a pope, is giving them the time to truly know the candidates and choose a man who has proven himself with credibility in these pressing trying times. so it's very important -- yeah go ahead. >> i didn't mean to interrupt. it's interesting. the decision process is taking place before they really come together as they make an assess assessment of different people who might be on the list. >> well absolutely charlie. the cardinals know each other already. they've come to rome already. so it's really important this time to choose a man who they know who can deal with these
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questions that the church is facing. isn't that what benedict said when he resigned? he said there are these questions we need to deal with head on. so we need the right man absolutely. they'll need 116. one will not be coming to rome due to poor health. 116 cardinals will go in with good knowledge of each other, the questions of the time and say this man, a reformer one who has a clear vision of the world, of the needs of the church today, this is the man we want for the long term to take us forward. >> monsignor figueiredo. thank you so much. we look forward to meeting you. arthritis. what causes it and why there's so many myths. >> and tomorrow the former san diego mayor tells us why her
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cause of disability in this country. 50 million adults suffer painful swelling in their jimts, and despite how common arthritis is there are lots of misconceptions out there. dr. holly phillips is with us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> we all did it when we were younger, cracking our knuckles. does that cause arthritis? >> cracking your knuckles absolute fiction. if your mom told you not to do it, she was on to something. is damages joints in other ways.
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it stretches out the tendons and ligaments and can decrease grip strength. mom was onto something when she told you not to do it. >> wearing high heels, does that lead to arthritis? >> it does. two inches seem to be the critical break point. inches higher than 2 inches will cause a load on the knee. just a tad -- >> i may have arts rye it is tomorrow after wearing these. >> the higher the heel the longer you wear it too, that wears your risk yochl u can war those for five minutes. >> what about weather? it certainly exacerbates it but does it cause it? conditions can worsen pain for arthritis
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, everyone. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. major league baseball has reportedly given the oakland as tentative guidelines for potential move to downtown san jose. the "los angeles times" story does not mention any specific guidelines. but it appears they do not address the big roadblock, the san francisco giants' claim of territorial rights in santa clara county. so this would be the first significant move on the issue by commissioner bud selig's office. a new field poll just
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released this morning shows jerry brown has his highest job performance rating since returning to the governor's office two years ago. 57% of registered voters approve of the job he is doing with 31% disapproving. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning. the bay bridge toll plaza is jam-packed through the maze. about 25, 30 minutes right now get on the bay bridge. on the maps, another accident we're watching westbound 237 approaching mccarthy in milpitas. it's slow and go in the area. backups from 880 to zanker road. that's traffic. here's lawrence with the forecast. >> liz, lots of sunshine around the bay area today. the winds will be kicking up especially near the coastline though. it will be breezy at times into the afternoon. the temperatures right now under a nice clear sky toward mount diablo, down to the freezing point in some valleys
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and good morning, everyone. it is 8:00 a.m. welcome back to "cbs this morning." a major storm is pounding the midwest with snow wind, and ice. we'll show you who's getting the worst of it and how bad it might get. and watson has already beaten the best on jeopardy. we'll show you why you might be calling this ibm super computer dr. watson. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener at 8." >> we have a big mess in the
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midwest. >> it's threatening nearly 30 million people in the midwest. >> people in kansas are being urged to stay off the roads. state offices have been closed until tomorrow. major developments in the murder case of the so called blade runner oscar pistorius. a bombshell has been revealed about the lead investigator. >> the attempted murder charges were reinstated before the lead detective well before he became involved in the case of oscar pistorius. >> automatic budget cuts could happen next week. >> walmart is considered a bell weather for our overall economy. what they told us this morning is that the payroll tax cut is impacting consumers. he's worried about purge jurying himself. >> 150 federal agents raided the scooter store. they remain under investigation. higher than 2 inches calls something called medial loading. >> this is a little bit more than 2 inches. >> just a tad. >> here is why you shouldn't
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mess around when using a ski lift. he was trying to slow a snowball to the chair in front of him when he fell. >> speculation in the united states that there could be an american pope. is that a long shot? >> no, it's not. the field is wide open. >> it's being reported that the next pope could be a cardinal from boston? which means the vatican may soon endorse birth control, but only for yankee fans. today's "eye opener at 8" is presented by allergen. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. gayle, i missed you. welcome back. >> it's good to be back. thank you. this morning a powerful winter storm is plowing through the midwest. 30 million people in 18 states are in a winter weather watch or advisory. in kansas, state offices have been shut down for the day. drivers are being told to stay home. some areas could see more than a foot of snow. cbs news weather consultant david bernard is watching the
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storm that could be the biggest in the midwest in two years. >> reporter: well, the snowstorm is going to be raging across kansas and missouri all day today. we could be talking about snowfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. now right now some of the worst snow is in south central kansas but that is gradually moving from southwest to northeast. in kansas city the snow is beginning to pick up as well. northern missouri is going to see the bulk of this as we head through the afternoon and also into the evening hours. how much additional snowfall over what we've seen already? where we have that purple area we could be talking about another foot of snow or in some cases it could be a little bit more than that. and south of there in the warm air we could be talking about some severe weather between houston and new orleans with strong thunderstorms a possibility as well. back to you. it is another turbulent day for olympian and murder suspect oscar pistorius. nike announced it's suspending its contract with the double amputee track star.
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even with pistorius back in court today, there is news that could put the entire case in jeopardy. emma hurd is at the courthouse in pretoria south africa. emma, good morning to you. >> reporter: well this is the latest dramatic twist in this bail hearing. the revelation that the detective in charge of the investigation is himself facing seven charges of attempted murder. detective hilton boulder is accused of opening fire at a mini mart while he was drunk back in 2011. now he says that he is not guilty of those charges. now it is an embarrassment for the prosecution because they didn't even know about this and the police are scrambling to appoint a new lead detective this afternoon. now in terms of the hearing, bolter appeared on the stand again today but he wasn't asked about the charges. the judge is hearing the closing arguments from the prosecution and the defense as oscar pistorius' lawyers try to get
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him out on bail. charlie, norah, gayle? >> emma hurd thanks. federal agencies and workers this morning are raising flags over automatic budget cuts. president obama tells our station wjz that congress needs to step in before the cuts take place next week. >> as i've said before i don't know why folks leave things until the last minute. you know there's no other pro feks no other industry where people wait until the 11th hour to solve these big problems and obviously it creates a lot of uncertainty in our economy. we're paced tooised to grow and create jobs as long as we don't have self-inflicted wounds from washington, and that's what this ends up being if we don't avert it, and we should do it soon. >> republicans in congress say the president is to blame for not offering a serious plan to cut the budget. former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. faces a
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minimum of nearly four years in prison. jackson pleaded guilty yesterday to spending campaign funds for personal use. he left court yesterday with a message. >> i'm sorry i let everybody down. >> when you say you're sorry you let everybody down? >> i'm sorry i let everybody down. i really -- i really am sorry about that. >> in court a tearful jackson said he misled the american people. documents show jackson used $750,000 in campaign money to buy a rolex watch, a fur cape flat screen tvs and more. his wife sandy pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns. a new report shows too many medical treatments are overprescribed. it's put out by medical specialty groups representing 350,000 doctors. 135 tests and treatments are mentioned in the report. the examples include routine ct scans for kids with minor head injuries and powerful painkillers like oxycontin taken for migraines. the medical groups say patients
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should always ask their doctor this question do i really need that? a new treatment may help millions of americans who have uncontrollable acid reflux. it happens when the stomach's opening doesn't close properly allowing stomach acid to rise into the esophagus. 60 million americans have heartburn and other symptoms at least once a month. now university of minnesotaarchers say a magnetic bracelet helped patients. and it is one of the toughest audiences for a comedian. the white house correspondents dinner. conan o'brien is returning nearly 20 years after his first appearance. chip reid shows us why the laughs come with a bit of risk. >> here he is, conan o'brien! >> conan o'brien is heading to washington. in april the comic will headline
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the white house correspondent's dinner, an annual gathering that brings together members of the press, hollywood actors and washington power brokers. it's also a night where the president feels free to take public shots at his rivals. >> no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the donalds. and that's because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter like did we fake the moon landing. what really happened in roswell. and where are biggie and tu-pac? >> comedians have entertained the crowd before with jay leno craig ferguson and jimmy kimmel all making appearances in recent years. the tone is mostly lighthearted with an occasional bite at the jugular jugular. >> mr. president, do you remember -- do you remember when the country rallied around you
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in hopes of a better tomorrow? that was hilarious. >> but as with all white house events, choosing the headliner is as carefully planned as the guest list itself. >> conan o'brien, who's done this dinner before he knows he's got awe very tall order in front of him, to be funny but be funny in a way that people don't say crosses the line. >> that's what happened in 2006 when stevenphan colbert delivered a searing roast. >> to sit here at the same table with my hero george w. bush to be this close to the man. i feel like i'm dreaming. somebody pinch me. you know what i'm a pretty sound sleeper. that may not be enough. somebody shoot me in the face. >> o'brien has been at the podium before. in 1995 he was a fresh face on the late night circuit. >> finally i have an announcement for those of you watching the event live on cspan. for god's sake it's saturday
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night. come on. >> nearly 20 years later, organizers can only hope they'll poke some fun without poking anyone in the eye. for "cbs this morning," chip reid washington. it's a rough room. it's a real rough room. i think he said poke some fun without poking somebody in the eye. that's tough. >> well i think conan will do a great job. >> he will. he did one. great commencement speeches at harvard, a speech around commencement day. moving on to another important subject. our chief washington correspondent, bob schieffer is getting a well deserved honor. the national association of broadcasters is giving its distinguished service a word to the host of face the the nation. his dedication and profound impact on journalism. and so do we. >> congratulations, bob. well deserved. >> represents us well always. and british tabloid reporters are saying prince
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♪ ♪ ♪ millions watched in amazement when a super computer named watson beat its human competitors on "jeopardy." soon watson could be working in a doctor's office near you, even helping diagnose and treat patients. a new piece for "the atlantic." i love this title. the robot will see you now. good morning to you. has it really come to that the robot will see you now? should doctors be worried? >> i don't think doctors should be worried that robots are going to take their place tomorrow. i do think it's quite possible even likely that five years, ten years from now if you go into the doctor's office the health professional seeing you, whether it's a doctor nurse practitioner, is going to have a
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tablet compute jer that's offering what the computer people call decision support. a machine like watson that can sift through a lot of information, provide them help deciding what kind of treatment to give you, what disease you really have, that sort of thing. >> this can only be good news right? >> well, you know like any innovation, it could be good news, it could be bad news. i think the up side is pretty high though. >> what's the bad side? >> the down side is we think of technology like this, gosh this could create all kinds of efficiencies. waistful treatment, giving people duplicate tests, duplicating tests time and time again. sometimes when we get more information we end up having more health care. they did a study once where they gave doctors access -- immediate access to test results. the idea was this would improve -- doctors would know more about your condition, they would get the treatment right. what ended up happening? doctors ordered more treatment, more tests. that actually drove up health care costs. there's always a good side and bad side. >> doctors are already using
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smart phones to look up different medications and interactions. what's different about this? what's different about watson? >> watson and other machines like it, watson first of all, is very fast. just an incredibly sophisticated computer, but it also has the ability to do what the computer geeks call read natural language. it can understand spoken english. it doesn't have to get zeroes and ones. it can read journal articles. that's the potential. for wattson to survey all of the literature. you may not know this and have the information. >> so much to me in dealing with the doctor is the emotion, face-to-face connection, looking him or her in the eye and getting the understanding that they feel you and understand you. how can watson do that? >> it can't. that's why it will never replace the doctor. my father is a physician. >> what does your dad say? >> all i am is a big algorithm. but, you know we do have a doctor shortage coming. we're going to need to arm more professionals with the ability to see us.
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one thing the technology can do is say, look instead of relying on doctors, you can have teams of professionals but using this technology they can work together. >> he adds to -- he -- we call it a he. he, it, she adds to a doctor's experience. >> that was exactly what we were trying to make before the up side. >> the people at ibm are careful saying, look we're not trying to replace doctors. this is the tool for a doctor. >> thank you very much. and oscar excitement is building. one hollywood watcher thinks we could see a few excitements. i just switched one of mine. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." >> let me guess which one later. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by international delight coffee creamers. what's your idea?
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the monument was dedicated in 1845 nearly 40 years after workers broke ground and here it is this morning. tourists have been kept out of the monument since earthquakes in 2011. sunday night means the oscars.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning, it's 8:25. time for some news headlines. santa cruz police are searching for a man suspected of shooting a college student in the head. police released a composite sketch of the suspect and offered a $5,000 reward for any information. according to officers, the suspect shot a 21-year-old woman at a bus stop and then robbed her. the victim is expected to make a full recovery. a fairfield man is due in court in just a few minutes. 32-year-old anthony lamar jones is expected to be arraigned in
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the murder of 13-year-old genelle conway allen. he faces charges with special circumstances that may lead to the death penalty. a new lawsuit filed after a north bay school fired its head football coach in connection with a hazing. st. patrick-st. vincent in vallejo fired head coach chris cerbone and four other coaches last month. the school also expelled five varsity players after a hazing incident in the locker room was reported to the coaches. lawyers claim it was a wrongful termination. stay with us, traffic and weather coming right up.
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good morning. an accident coming up into newark. northbound 880 approaching dakota road is now out of lanes. just cleared to the right-hand shoulder. it's still slow actually in both directions in that area. and we are also closely watching a motorcycle accident going against the commute. it's eastbound 4 approaching loveridge road. emergency crews are on scene. there may be injuries. it's slow even in the commute direction of westbound highway 4 right there coming off of the antioch bridge it looks like according to our sensors. quick look outside here's a live look at the nimitz. 880 in oakland. pretty jam-packed as you pass the coliseum. looking good around the bay area, chilly in spots. not as cold as yesterday and lots of sunshine coming our way. the winds will be kicking up throughout the day. the mount vaca cam looking clear there. but it is crisp in some of
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those valleys, 34 degrees in napa, 39 in vallejo, 41 san jose and 46 right now and breezy in san francisco. winds picking up this afternoon, coastside. 50s and 60s for everyone. looks like the next couple of days just a few passing clouds, lots of sunshine into the weekend.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour it's long been said that actors are america's royalty. so many will be holding court this sunday at the academy awards. we'll get some predictions at who's going home with the gold. what makes diamonds so
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precious. we'll learn the secrets of the world's most wanted stone. right now it's time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. the "l.a. times" says curiosity has collected its first sample from inside a rock. nasa used the robot to drill a 2-inch stone grabbing about a tablespoon of gray dust. "the wall street journal" says the scooter store is involved in a scam. they sail they jump up and walk to the gate. they say a heart ailment bulger was taken from prison to the hospital suffering from an irregular heart beat. he's 83 years old. daily news says they're stomping a michigan grandmother from posting her real age. she's 104. she uses facebook to keep in
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touch with her grandchildren. she's been 99 years old for the last three years. she's reached out to facebook founder mark zuckerberg. so far, no response. if i was 108, i'd want people to know that. >> 104. >> 104. britain's telegraph says workers there are the worst prepared in the world when it comes to retirement. the average retirement lasts 19 years. their average savings only pays for seven years. and "usa today" says red carpet fashions on oscar night will appeal to a broad range of women. that's thanks to the youngest and oldest nominees. 9-year-old qaa boj naz wallis. hollywood goes behind the
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scenes. it includes a photo of bruce weber, fashioned to document this year's issue. >> reporter: i wanted to do something different this year and bruce weber, i thought bruce would bring a look and feel to the issue. >> bruce weber is considered one of the probably top five fashion photographers in the world. he does ad campaigns for ralph lauren for calvin klein, for abercrombie & fitch. >> it was really a lot to live up to. i thought, i'm not going to think about living up to it. i'm going to think about what i all do and make something of my own. >> this kind of shoot is certainly not typical for ""vanity fair."" we've done other very large productions but never with so much -- so much pumps. >> we did the even tire thing over a ten-day period in los angeles.
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>> we have hundreds of racks of clothes. >> we did shoot 120 actors and actresses. >> for the veterans it kind of reaffirms them and keeps them relevant. for the up-and-coming, it's like the stamp of approval. >> "vanity fair" is the hollywood magazine. >> it's the folks who have hung around long enough to be truly the living legends. >> bruce brings along the kind of old-fashion eded that brings -- >> he creates a vibe. he puts on music. it got my juices flowing. >> i wore a double-breasted suit that made me say it was fall 1952. >> bruce's imagination is
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incredible. he's such a photographer. >> he creating a ceiling, kind of like anything can happen. it does. >> lions and tigers and bears. >> there's circus animals, marching bands. >> what would she be without an elephant. >> the cover is really the icing on the page. you really made it to be on the cover of "vanity fair." >> it's an honor. >> the way bruce wanted to approach the cover was in a radically different way. >> bruce weber, wow. >> and it airs this saturday night at 10:00, 9:00 central time right here on cbs. the academy awards could still bring some cliff hangers. there are still no favorites. he joins us again at the table. hello, michael hogan. >> hi gayle. >> if there is such a thing as
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momentum can we say ben affleck has it for going in for best picture? >> sure does. ever since we sat and gasped because he didn't get nominated for director it turns out it's the best thing that happened to him. seemingly as a kind of protest vote from people saying, wait a minute, he got robbed and we're going to make sure he gets rewarded properly. at this point it would be very, very surprising if he didn't win best picture on oscar night. >> what about best picture? >> because ben affleck isn't there, it's hard to figure out. normally they go together. steven spielberg is the favorite, and on paper we have a dashboard that collects statistics. we've got him as an 83% favorite. a lot of people think ainge li. >> i'm thinking of changing to ainge li again. i'm thinking i can keep changeing
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until it show. >> best actor is also a competitive race. you have jessica chastain for "zero dark thirty." "zero dark thirty." jennifer lawrence for silver star playbook. emmanuel hasn't -- my money's on jennifer. >> if you're older does that factor who's considered for the academy awards? >> they're older whiter maler than the rest of the population. it's more of a film that would appeal to older voters. >> they have nice-looking girls. you know it's true. >> who would you like to spend the night with and consider you consider it to be the factor in the best actor's race i'm not going to lie.
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if you look back in list it seems that would happen. >> should we talk about sound mixing? >> i'm kidding. i'm kidding. >> costumes. >> i like all of those things. >> what's causing all this the fluctuation and here and there. >> i think the baseline issue is we have nine best picture nominees. a large number of them have grossed more than 100 million dollar. we have a lot of great movies this year. we're in a kind of spread the wealth mode right now. >> one thing that doesn't seem to have changed, correct me if you may, daniel day-lewis for best actor. >> if daniel day-lewis doesn't win, i'll eat this table. i like this table, so let's hope he wins. >> and i just heard this morning they don't want to call it the academy awards anymore. that they just want to call it
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the oscars. >> they're saying 85th academy awards makes it sounds too fussy. just call it the oscar. i guess in the age of hash tags and twitter, it's easier. save a few words. >> is the harvey impact having an impact? >> he doesn't ever let up. voting ended on tuesday. un up until that moment he hasn't stopped. david oh russell is the chief beneficiary of his efforts and also robert de niro could conceivably be a surprise. >> thank you so much. a lot of people were thinking about diamonds on valentine's day. they're back in the news this week for much different reasons. while
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and the world's diamond sellers are still reeling from monday's $15 million heist from brussel's airport. they're still a $15 billion industry. rebecca jarvis is here to look behind the secrets of their allure. good morning. >> good morning. it's hard to thing of what's more concentrated on wealth than the diamond. where and how does the diamond get its value and what keeps the value so high? we asked the experts. >> i just love finding new places to wear diamonds. >> reporter: the consumer appetite for diamonds can seem insatiable. ♪ diamonds are a girl's best friend ♪ >> reporter: but how did a rock with no intrinsic value become such a luxury? it's more of a diamond fixation.
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they're considered to be a powerful protection of power. >> reporter: diamonds were formed deep in the earth billions of years ago. they were brought to the surface by way of volcanic eruption like these diamonds in the rough under tight security at this museum of natural history. >> so this bright thing is a 25-carat diamond. >> reporter: 25 carat. this 5 carat blue diamond ring is priced at $4.5 million. of course, this is tiffany in mid manhattan, home to the little box. >> it's not uncommon for people to drop right at the case window and propose. >> reporter: it was queen victoria's betrothed who began the tradition of the engagement rink. charles tiffany brought the tradition to america.
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and in 1961 hollywood brought tiffany's to the world. but even for audrey hepburn's movie, that on the other side of the glass were wishful thinking. >> diamonds are somewhat rare and scarce but not as rare as the industry would have us believe. >> reporter: cut, color, clarity, and carat weight the four cs of determining a diamond. this single block of more than 4,000 diamond retailers and wholesalers rings up over $24 billion a year in sales. and if it's the impression of scarcity that keeps prices here high, the arrival of manmade diamonds could fundamentally alter the market. what's the most significant difference between a natural diamond and a manmade diamond?
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>> the price. >> reporter: scientists able to grow rocks chemically optically and identically to the diamonds mined from earth say the only way to tell the difference is under a microscope. >> there are some who say it doesn't have the same row maens. something ta's been under pressure under the earth for thousands of years is different than one that came out of a machine and plucked by a guy in a lab coat. >> reporter: for all their lack of rowmanceromance, manmade diamonds are always guaranteed conflict-free. >> they have a pretty technical narrow definition. they're being mined and used to fund rebel groups. >> reporter: the 2006 movie "blood diamond," brought attention. it brought an international
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governing body to thoroughly mosh tore it. >> just because it's not a conflict diamond with human blood doesn't mean it's come to terms. mind or manmade, a diamond will pass through many hands before it ends up on yours. >> when i was a kid, i saw superman take a piece of coal and go like this. he opened his hand as and there with a diamond ring for lois lane. it doesn't work that way. >> it doesn't work that way. >> the big question is when you break off the engagement do you have to give the diamond back? >> it depends on the expert. i'm sure it's a personal thing. some experts will say it's the last property a woman receives before she enters into marriage so it's technically in legal terms hers to keep but, of
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course, people are going to say -- some are going to say, come on. return that diamond. that i'm thinking if he drops me i'm keeping it or if i drop him, i'll return it or if it's a family heirloom i'll return it. hopefully it won't be dropped. >> i agree with gayle. >> do you? >> i do especially if it's a family her loom. >> is the favorite diamond the hope diamond? >> it is. this is all because of a mistake by humans. that's comin
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yesterday many of you watched our story about a world
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war ii fighter plane sitting on the ocean bottom near miami beach. several of you wrote us to because you saw something else that should not have been down there. it was hundreds of exotic-looking lion fish. that invasive species is causing serious problems in the tropics. so we decided to call in an expert. edi miller is with us now. >> good morning. >> were you surprised to see the lion fish and thinking, what is in the world is happening here? >> well i wasn't surprised, although that one that was kind of waving to the camera was a little bit pushy. but they are a way of life now throughout the caribbean. they've been invading the area in increasing numbers for some time now since actually about the mid 1980s. and they really exploded aroundaround 2000 and spread out to the
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bahamas, as far north as south carolina and as far south as venezuela. >> why are they coming to wherever they're coming to? >> well they're originally from the endopacific and they were brought into this country for aquarius that wanted to keep them as a beautiful fish in their aquariums. but unfortunately they got released. that's a real problem when people bring exotics into their homes. sometimes it's by accident but sometimes it's on purpose. ppeople can't bring them anymore. so they release them to the environment. but they don't have natural predators to keep them in check. and so whereas in the endopacific, they're there but in reasonable numbers. in our waters they have just absolutely exploded. and they're consuming everything. they eat everything on a reef. so you have a beautiful patch
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reef covered with a rainbow of fish and you come back after a lion fish has been there for five weeks and 80% of those beautiful fish are gone. >> doctor, you have an interesting solution about how to reduce the number of lion fish. what is it? >> well one idea is to eat them because they're very tasty and they're actually very easy to catch. and in order to encourage people to eat them you don't even need a permit to go after them. you just have to use the right kind of hawaiian sling or spear that's designed for these lion fish. a hawaiian sling or spur that's needed. >> what do they taste like? >> they're very light? >> do they taste like chicken? >> no, no. they're a very light white delicate meat. there's all kinds of wonderful recipes for them. there's a lionfish cook bock put out by the reef educational
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foundation. they tell you how to catch them and clean them because they do have poisonous vines. >> thank you so much. thank you. that does it for us. next up your local news. we'll see you tomorrow here on "cbs this morning."
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international airport. there are about 100 people living in 40 tents. unsafe working conditions are blamed for the death of a medical researcher at the san francisco veterans affairs medical center. 25-year-old richard din died last year after handling a rare strain of meningitis bacteria. he was trying to create a vaccine for it. a lot of sunshine around the bay area today. lock looking good to the coastline but breezy especially in the afternoon. nice look toward sutro towers. clear skies now over the bay. chilly in spots, 30s and 40s, warmer by the afternoon by a few degrees. 50s and low 60s toward the afternoon. and again, breezy and cool out toward the beaches. next couple of days other than a few passing clouds, lots of sunshine in between. staying dry right through the weekend. we are going to check your "timesaver traffic" coming up next.
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good morning. we got major delays if you are traveling westbound highway 4 and it's because of this. a motorcycle accident approaching loveridge. this is a location change initially reported in the eastbound direction. but it is going in the commute direction heading towards pittsburg. traffic meanwhile is stacked up
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on the antioch bridge near 160. elsewhere traveling closer to concord then speeds improve. 62 miles per hour there. let's check the bay bridge toll plaza. it is still backed up fully into the macarthur maze. the approaches are slow, as well.
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>> rachael: today... >> what is a southern girl today? >> rachael: star jones is sharing tips for approximate not packing on pounds. >> you have a cocktail. >> rachael: you are getting good at this. >> i am. >> rachael: you are all over this. >> used to be the living room now the playroom. >> rachael: can organizing whiz peter walsh, rescue gretta from the house of misfit boys? >> this is unbelievable. >> $10, enchilada lasagna. >> rachael: enchilada lasagna. >> it is amazing. >> rachael: "slow cooker week"
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rolls on making dish for under $20. nicely done, girl. [cheers and applause] >> rachael: thank you, everybody. do not adjust your set, there are in fact two of us out here today. this is day four of "slow cooker week." this -- [cheers and applause] >> rachael: this is not a slow cooker, this is one of our cracked culinary team and she cooks lightning fast. >> thank you. >> rachael: you are very welcome. she's very beautiful as you can see. our talented team, because it is day four of "slow cooker week" is going to give you guys a four-for-one. four great slow cooker recipes and it will feed --